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Security vulnerabilities in Net8

The Oracle Security team has released a group of critical alerts for a couple security vulnerabilities that were uncovered in Net8. The most serious problem could allow hackers to execute code on the

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UNIX server. There is another bug will enable an attacker to mount denial of service attacks. The problems can occur on versions 7.3.x, 8.0, and 8.1 of Net8.

Oracle has published fixes on Metalink (http://metalink.oracle.com), here is a list of the Net8 versions and the appropriate patches:

      8.1.7.1  Patch 1859604
      8.1.7.0  Patch 1859628
      8.1.6.3  Patch 1859654
      8.1.6.2  Patch 1859778
      8.1.6.1  Patch 1859788
      8.1.6.0  Patch 1859791
      8.0.6.3  Patch 1864109
About the author
James Giordano is an Oracle database administrator. He has been working with Oracle for about seven years and also has experience with UNIX and PeopleSoft/Oracle financials.


This was first published in May 2002

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